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Recordings, transcripts and other materials from past virtual town hall events are available below.

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​Work Release Employers 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | ​8:30 am — 9:30 am

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) has a long-standing partnership with over 150 employers across the state to offer work release opportunities for individuals incarcerated in our facilities. These programs allow those in our care to gain valuable work experience and earnings while providing local employers with a skilled and committed workforce. With work release placements for persons in our care in the private sector temporarily suspended, many had questions about the future of work release programs. 

Secretary Carr held a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, July 1 to discuss the unique challenges affecting work release employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this moderated session, panelists answered questions from our employer and educational partners, discussed the agency's planning efforts for safely resuming work release programs and offered actionable guidance through available resources and current best practices. Over 100 people attended the live webinar including several statewide employers, Wisconsin Technical Colleges partners and DOC wardens, superintendents and work release coordinators.

Watch a recording of the virtual town hall below or use the following links to review content discussed during the event:

View the PowerPoint presentation| Review FAQs | Read the Transcript


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